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Graduate Assistant for Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

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Type of Position:

Graduate Assistant


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Academic Term (Fixed Term)


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department:

Distance Education


Department's Website:

https://libraries.uark.edu/


Summary of Job Duties:

The Graduate Assistant for Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services assists the Director as well as the Head of Scholarly Communications and the Open Education Librarian with activities related to creating and publishing open access resources. The tasks may include aspects of open textbook management, assisting in instruction for coding, inputting academic biographies into ORCiD, creating promotional materials for our services, and aspects of publishing materials into our institutional repository, ScholarWorks@uark.edu. There will be opportunities to work on special projects with the members of the department. The position will report to the Director of Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services.

Anticipated Appointment: 10/11/2023 – 08/09/2024 (with possibility of reappointment)

Schedule: Variable, 20 hours per week; Must be able to work a flexible schedule

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in the Graduate School

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competency in spoken English by submitting one of the following: (1) A test score of at least 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) speaking subtest, at least 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE), at least 26 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) speaking subtest, at least 72 or "pass" on the University's Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT), at least 71 on the speaking portion of the Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Academic, or 50 on the University's SPEAK test. (Although the SPEAK test is no longer offered, official results from it will still be accepted.) or (2) proof of obtaining at least 80% on the course ELAC 5050 (International Teaching Assistants Training)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in creating learning tools, videos and web sites

  • Experience in coding languages, such as R or Python

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the scholarly process

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Attention to written detail skills

  • Time management skills

  • Keyboarding skills and the ability to use a variety of software environments

  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and with diverse populations


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

Master’s Students: $15,915
Doctoral Students: $19,096
Plus waiver of tuition (but not fees)


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Other (see special instructions for details), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Other (see special instructions for details), Proof of Veteran Status


Recruitment Contact Information:

Lora Lennertz, Director of Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services, lennertz@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload the following documents: letter of application, résumé, Application for Graduate Assistantship (available online at http://graduate-and-international.uark.edu/_resources/forms/ga-application.pdf ), three letters of references, and copies of transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Applicants whose native language is not English must also demonstrate competency in spoken English by submitting one of the following: (1) A test score of at least 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) speaking subtest, at least 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE), at least 26 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) speaking subtest, at least 72 or "pass" on the University's Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT), at least 71 on the speaking portion of the Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Academic, or 50 on the University's SPEAK test. (Although the SPEAK test is no longer offered, official results from it will still be accepted.) or (2) proof of obtaining at least 80% on the course ELAC 5050 (International Teaching Assistants Training).


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

N/A


Frequent Physical Activity:

N/A


Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A


Benefits Eligible:

No